South Texas Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center

The South Texas Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center provides comprehensive care to pediatric and adult patients with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, platelet and clotting disorders. Covering a catchment from Austin to the Rio Grande Valley, the South Texas Hemophilia Treatment Center is a federally designated Hemophilia Treatment Center and offers access to physical therapy, dentistry, psychosocial support and clinical trials. In particular, our team takes a family-based approach to treatment, through which we address all aspects of life with a bleeding disorder in order to develop an individualized approach to care.

 Services include:

  1. Diagnosis and treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders
  2. Comprehensive multidisciplinary annual evaluations including physical therapy, dentistry, and psychosocial support
  3. Genetic counseling and testing for hemophilia and other clotting disorders
  4. Outreach clinics in Austin, Harlingen, and Laredo
  5. 340b pharmacy program
  6. Community outreach and education including schools, churches, and camps
  7. Psychosocial support  and counseling

Program Staff:
Melissa Frei - Jones, MD, MSCI, Medical Director
Trish Amerson, RN, MSN, CPNP, Specialty Nurse Practitioner
Dezarae Tate, RN, Nurse Coordinator
Megan Colletta, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker
Alexis Boggess, CCRP, Research Coordinator
Natalie Poullard, MA, MS, CGC
Lindsey Mette, MS, MSPH, CGC
John Linkart, Healthcare Office Business Manager, 340B Factor Program, South Texas HTC